This week’s word is:
confidence (noun)

3 a: a relation of trust or intimacy
   b : reliance on another’s discretion was told in strictest confidence>
  c : support especially in a legislative body <vote of confidence>

Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post. 

(Feeling lazy and/or stressed, I decided to go for the 33-worder!) 

In confidence this chance
My fortunes to advance!
Sold my assets, put in cash;
Very soon the scheme went smash,
Leaving me feeling so sadly sick…
One more victim of a confidence trick.
                                         © Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Imelda says:

    The $50.00 i gave to the confidence man sounds a lot better than the folks in your ditty. 🙂


  2. Annabelle says:

    I like the double use of the word confidence!


  3. I certainly don’t think opting for 33 words makes you lazy — often they are the hardest ones to get right! I think there are quite a few people who can relate to the message in this one.Nice job. Thanks for linking up.


  4. Sonel says:

    Well said Colonialist and so many people have fallen into that trap over and over again. Funny how cons know which people to target. Must be the confidence they have in themselves. Isn’t it strange that people like that have that kind of confidence in themselves but most of us don’t have any confidence at all. Strange but true. 🙂


  5. Sim says:

    What a fun little ditty!


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